YMCA St Paul’s Group, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, has a long and proud tennis tradition in the Boroughs of Merton and Kingston, with the tennis legend Roger Taylor being the most notable tennis star to have lived at the YMCA hostel in Wimbledon in the 1970s.
Monthly Archives: December 2014
This autumn, the Head Office of YMCA St Paul’s Group has been so lucky as to have a new volunteer, Stuart, through a successful partnership with Balance’s Learning Disability Employment Support Service.
Merton Winter Night Shelter provides people who sleep rough in the Merton area with healthy and homemade food, a warm and dry place to sleep and a friendly atmosphere where they can relax and let their guard down for a night.
Save the date for next year’s sleep out event with YMCA St Paul’s Group!
Have you ever thought about volunteering with a local charity? By giving a little bit of your time, you are giving so much back to so many people. Also, volunteering often means new friends and lots of social events! Read what Nicholas Shortall, YMCA LSW volunteer has to say about why he started volunteering for us two…
How the YMCA LSW Camp made Will’s summer one to remember When 11 year old Will jumped off a cliff and into the Irish Sea this summer, he overcame more than just the usual tingling and butterflies such activities can bring out.
This year, it is 140 years since the YMCA was first established in Kingston, Surbiton and Wimbledon. On Thursday 27th November over 100 people attended an event in St Peter’s church in Norbiton to celebrate the 140th anniversary of YMCA St Paul’s Group.
Jade came to the YMCA following an unstable period in her life where she used all her strength caring for others until she had no energy left to care for herself. Now, she uses the creative workshops and volunteer programmes offered at the YMCA to rebuild her confidence and self-worth.
The hottest new fitness craze sweeping the nation hits YMCA Surbiton this December.
YMCA St Paul’s Group helped Daniel get a career and figure out the direction he wanted to take in life. Today, he does the very important job of maintaining our centres and sites and keeping them safe, fresh and up to date.